Abraham Lincoln is all over the place right now, and he’s about to show up once more in the upcoming independent film “Saving Lincoln.”
This film follows the story of President Lincoln and his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon, and is the first movie ever to use cinematic collage, a method of layering two-dimensional backgrounds with moving images, in every scene.
“Saving Lincoln” was filmed entirely in front of a green screen in order to employ authentic Civil War-era photographs as backgrounds in each scene. Until now, this sort of layering has looked painfully low-tech and unrealistic, and has only been used in bits and pieces, making this movie the first of its kind. It is also the first to come up with a name for the method. CineCollage, as it is now called, produces in “Saving Lincoln” a breathtakingly real depiction of Lincoln’s world, and is as fascinating as a new technology and it is as a study of the world in the 1860s.
As you might imagine, the post-production process with a movie such as this is a big mountain to climb, which is why the makers of this film are asking for donations through Kickstarter. I, for one, want to see this movie real bad, so I’m spreading the word.